Monday, January 21, 2008

Monday Morons--Problems with links

Okay, so if you've been reading for a long time you already know about the Homewrecking-Slut, and possibly you also know about the Bimbo's Friend. They started out as bloggers who read my husband's blog. According to my husband, Bimbo's Friend was the interesting one. The other one decided it was okay to go after my husband and break up our family just because he asked for her email address. I don't think that this is normal. Hundreds of people have asked for my email address, and I have asked for the email addresses of a lot of people, and I can only think of maybe two who have gotten into their heads that I'm supposed to have sex with them afterwards. If I were expected to have sex with everyone I exchanged emails with, I just wouldn't have time to breathe. (And of course I only have the email address of one person with whom I have had sex.)

A bit after all of that, I started this blog. To be honest, I started blogging a.) to annoy the Homewrecking-Slut, and b.) to get my husband to see how hurtful it was to me that he continued to blog. The bit about annoying the Homewrecking-Slut didn't work out the way I'd planned, because as soon as she saw what I was going to do she made her blog private.

More than a year ago, I wrote this post about someone hacking into my husband's eBay account. It was a bit annoying, but since I really didn't want him doing the eBay stuff anymore, from my point of view it was actually a bit funny. My husband didn't notice it at first, because he'd almost given up the eBay stuff anyway. Later, I wrote this post, after someone hacked into my husband's blog. Again, we didn't notice the problem at first, and from my point of view it was more funny than anything else. I figured that either the Homewrecking-Slut (or someone working on her behalf) must have done the hacking, at least on the blog. It didn't make sense for anyone else to have done it, unless it was for a joke, and you'd think that someone else would have taken credit for it if that were the case. My husband has few friends, and we can't think of one who would have found that funny.

So the Homewrecking-Slut either doesn't have a blog anymore, or at least the one that she had is no longer open for public viewing. Bimbo's Friend also has a blog. In fact Bimbo's Friend had her blog first, and probably the Homewrecking-Slut just got a blog to copy her friend. Bimbo's Friend still has a blog that the public can view, though she doesn't do much with it anymore. They both just seemed to lose interest in blogging after the incident with the Homewrecking-Slut. Neither of them apologized our anything, they just didn't post very much after that.

But I kept reading when they did post something, just in case they posted something that I needed to know. That's only happened a very few times, but then I guess I kept reading just to keep up with the soap opera.

I somehow got it into my head that Bimbo's Friend was a nicer person who had better morals than the Homewrecking-Slut, and it seemed like for a while she had interesting things to write about. Or maybe I had it in my head that she had more morals just because she didn't go after my husband, and maybe I just thought she had something interesting to say because my husband thought she was more interesting than the Homewrecking-Slut. Anyway, there's not much interesting going on now. Mostly it's just the "nobody cares what you had for lunch" type stuff. (You know, dumb stuff like I write when I'm not writing a regular feature or something more interesting, minus the regular feature and more interesting stuff.) People have all but stopped leaving comments, so maybe I'm the only one still reading the soap opera. Well, that's to be expected, since she did let the star of the show go. She brought him back for a bit, but by then most of us has switched to a different soap opera. (The other soap opera I was reading has recently been canceled, or is at least on hiatus, but that's another story for another time.) She occasionally blogs about threesomes with her ex, and now threesomes with strangers, but somehow it just isn't the same.

Anyway, a very few times Bimbo's Friend has just sort of waved at me in her blog. She just sort of says, "Yes, I'm reading your blog, and I don't like it." I'd thought she wasn't reading my blog anymore, that she had better things to do, but I was wrong. I mean, reading her blog became part of my routine for a specific reason (though to be honest without the soap opera aspect I probably wouldn't check it as often.) So a while back there was a wave. She's read my blog and mentioned something about it that she doesn't like. Other times when she has done this it mostly has been to address something I said about either her or the Homewrecking slut. But this time it had absolutely nothing to do with her, she just mentioned that she didn't like it, and she doesn't know why anyone would put something like that in their blog. So last week she started her post by describing the Freaky Friday feature and saying that the blogger who writes it is an idiot, etc....

Really, to be fair, I can't take credit for having the idea of the Freaky Friday posts. I saw something like it on someone else's blog, and I just thought that it was really funny. He didn't seem to mind that I stole his idea, so I kept doing it. And some of my readers thought it was funny, so I maybe kept doing it sometimes when I wasn't really in the mood and didn't have the time and energy to write anything particularly funny.

So about a week ago I noticed some problems. For one thing, the tracker seemed to stop working for a while. Now I know that whenever something goes wrong like that I shouldn't automatically assume that the Homewrecking-Slut or her friend had something to do with it (except that it does appear that they've done other stuff like that before). And it wasn't my first thought, or my second thought, or even my third thought. But then on Bimbo's Friend's blog, there's that mention of the particular thing that I am having trouble with, right at the same time.

Anyway, a more likely explanation is that I've somehow caused the tracker problem myself. I recently tried to make a few changes to my blog and add some links and such. Some of the links don't seem to work. In fact, for a while there very few of the new links seemed to work.

So that sucks a bit.

Like I said before, I did originally start this blog to annoy the Homewrecking-Slut, and to show my husband how hurtful his blogging was. The first part of the plan didn't work out the way it was supposed to after the Homewrecking-Slut made her blog private. As for my husband figuring out how hurtful it is, he still doesn't get it, and now I don't care enough to try to get him to understand. I have a few readers who are amused by my blog, but mostly I don't write much of it for them. There's stuff that I wrote in the blog but never published, and there's stuff that I did publish but buried it somewhere that my readers would be unlikely to find it. But I mainly kept the blog going for me, to have a little fun, to let a friend know what's going on around here, and just to sort of keep track of things. So it's a bit frustrating when I add some links and try to make the blog better for me, and then it doesn't work the way I hoped it would.

As I write this, my husband has all but ordered champagne because he was mentioned on something called Fark. I have no use for anything like that, but is it too much to expect that links actually work? Possibly it was a simple error on my part and maybe it can be fixed.

So while I'm not getting my blog to do what I want it to do now, maybe I can go back to getting it to do what I wanted it for back then. I'm told that my blog used to be the number one Google search for Homewrecking-Slut. Seeing that I have not had time or interest in writing about her recently, I have slipped so far from the number one spot that I am no longer even on the first ten pages. Maybe I should write a post using "Homewrecking-Slut" a hundred times. Or maybe I can ask all of my readers to write that in the comments.

Interesting that "Homewrecking-Slut" does not get counted on the blog-rating site. I think maybe it just doesn't recognize the world. Just regular sluts get counted just fine.


The Diva's Thoughts said...

I have absolutely no respect for homewrecking sluts.

laughingattheslut said...

Thank you.

Well, my plan seems to be working already. I am back on the first Google page of both Homewrecking sluts plural and Homewrecking slut singular.

I had checked last week, and my blog wasn't listed. There was, however, a message about having a reguest to remove an entry, but now that is not there.

dmarks said...

I wonder if mentioning homewreckingsluts / homewrecking sluts on your blog increases the Google ranking?

laughingattheslut said...

Google ranking is another one of those things that I really know nothing about. It seems that for the easy way to check my Google rating I am supposed to have something called a SOAP API. I'm not sure what that is, so I'm thinking that I don't have one. And the site says that they're not giving out new ones, so I'm out of luck on whatever it is.

So since I wasn't keeping up with it before, and it doesn't seem like I'll be keeping up with it in the future, I really can't say how mentioning Homewrecking Slut or Homewrecking Sluts or any other variations of terms like Homewrecking-Sluts increases my Google rating.

I can say that my blog has gone from rated R on Friday to NC-17 today. But that doesn't seem to be from mentioning Homewrecking-Sluts, just words like kill which is probably due to the Cloverfield review more than anything having to do with Homewrecking Sluts.

Dame Honoria Glossop said...

I like reading your blog, I love to read about the different traditions, holidays, shops, food, etc. in your country. Also I like sci fi & movies.

If Bimbo's Friend doesn't like it she doesn't have to read it.

dmarks said...

It's the #1 result for homewrecking slut blog too.

Don't forget the "homewreckingslut" search (no space): you are on the first page there, too.
It's a challenge to write interesting long posts, one that you appear to meet easily. That is more difficult than what I do often on my blog, which is put up a silly photo and write a couple of paragraphs.

laughingattheslut said...

Dame Honoria Glossop, thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately, I have to take points off for not using Homewrecking-slut in sentence. Please try again.

Well, Bimbo's Friend doesn't have to read my blog. Also, she doesn't have to stay friends with someone who decided to destroy my family, but she does that too. Really, people like that are not going to change their ways as long as other people continue to be friends with them and act as though that kind of behavior is acceptable.

It's funny that Bimbo's Friend and others who were reading the Homewrecking-Slut's blog decided to be the blog police. Having fun with the tracker somehow makes me an idiot. And being a "stalker" was somehow really bad, though it didn't seem to bother anyone what she had done to cause me to "stalk" her in the first place.

Dame Honoria Glossop said...

I can't imagine why anyone would want to become a homewrecking slut, or be friends with a home-wrecking slut, or imagine that being a home wrecking slut is in any way acceptable or admirable.

Is it that the homewrecking slut is not able to find a man of her own, so she decides to steal somebody else's?

Have I redeemed myself now ;)

laughingattheslut said...

Much better.

Apparently, the Homewrecking-slut had something very similar happen to her, so I guess she decided to do it to someone else to make herself feel better. Though it wasn't really the same thing, since she was never anyone's wife, not a really family with anyone, and it seems that she had been a regular slut for a long time before she decided to become a homewrecking slut.

Elephantgirl said...

I found your blog by putting in homewrecking slut. First I came across the one owned by homewrecking sluts, then yours!